Snoop Dogg’s Private Request to Eminem Revealed: ‘Forgive Me’ for Beef

Rapper Snoop Dogg disclosed that he and his old friend Eminem had a pretty private falling-out over some of his own public comments. What did Snoop say that inspired Eminem to write lyrics about feeling betrayed by him? And where do the two stand now that Snoop has asked his “brother” for forgiveness?

Eminem in a black hoodie and cap, onstage with Snoop Dogg in a black shirt
Eminem and Snoop Dogg | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Snoop Dogg and Eminem’s friendship

According to Rolling Stone, Snoop said his friendship with Eminem is more of a family-type bond because they go way back. He explained, “You got to understand we really love each other,” before adding. “We’re brothers, man.”

And though Snoop admitted it hurts to hear his “brother” take lyrical shots at him, he said it’s something that happens pretty commonly in their world. He said, “That’s what it is when you make records with people that you love and family.”

He also explained, “And as long there was no disrespect directly or ill will, then it can all be forgiven, and it can all be moving on.”

Notably, Snoop and Eminem seemingly became acquainted through their mutual friendship with Dr. Dre. So, what started this supposed beef in the first place?

Snoop Dogg and Eminem had a difference of opinions

Apparently, their disagreement started when Snoop said he wouldn’t rank Eminem among the 10 greatest rappers of all time during a 2020 interview with The Breakfast Club. And arguably, that would be hard for a lot of people to hear from a friend.

That’s why some fans won’t be too surprised to learn that Eminem was supposedly hurt by what Snoop had to say. He responded in a song called “Zeus” with the lyrics, “And, as far as squashin’ beef, I’m used to people knockin’ me. But, just not in my camp. I’m diplomatic ’cause I’m tryin’ to be. Last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me,”

But he also spoke about Snoop’s remarks during an interview with Shade 45. He said he could handle the insinuation that “Dre made the best version of [him]” because he didn’t disagree. However, commentary about Eminem’s music seemed to hurt his feelings.

He shared, “[Snoop] said, ‘Far as music I can live without, I can live without that s**t.’ Now you’re being disrespectful. It just caught me off-guard.”

Seemingly, it wasn’t what Snoop meant to do. So, how did he fix their relationship?

Snoop Dogg asked for forgiveness: ‘I was wrong, bro.’

To make amends, Snoop said he personally reached out to Eminem. According to Rolling Stone, he said, “I know how to call Marshall and say, ‘Man, I apologize.’”

He supposedly told Eminem, “‘I was wrong, bro. Do you forgive me?’”

And, seemingly, that was what it took to make things right enough. The disagreement has inspired them to not only restore their friendship, but also start a new project together. Snoop teased to Rolling Stone that a song featuring both rappers has already been recorded, and he noted, “[Eminem] really f***ing shot at me. He shot his shot.”

According to Billboard, both rappers are also set to appear in the Super Bowl LVI halftime show in Feb. 2022 — along with Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. So, it seems it’s a great thing for fans that Snoop had the right words to say to mend his friendship with Eminem.

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